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by DavidA
Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Marine Area 11 Octopus
Replies: 14
Views: 1949

Re: Marine Area 11 Octopus

Because they are highly intelligent animals. I have caught many for research, diving. All were safely returned to their dens. Regarding the small ones in old beer bottles I would strongly advise against handling them. They are likely a different species, which is very prone to biting, unlike the lar...
by DavidA
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Potholes - submerged bridge?
Replies: 23
Views: 2233

Re: Potholes - submerged bridge?

Love it! And me with a new Garmin with downscan imaging! Can't wait until I get out there next! The walleye may all be gone but no reason we can't still play with our toys! :cheers:

Still no good news on any fish there, huh!? [crying]
by DavidA
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: eastern washington
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: eastern washington

I am even further west (Kitsap) and greatly enjoy fishing central/eastern Washington, particularly the Potholes/Moses Lake/Banks area. I have no idea what your experience is fishing walleye, but WDFW's youtube video on bank fishing walleye is well worth watching. Granted he is fishing in April, but ...
by DavidA
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Marine Area 11 Octopus
Replies: 14
Views: 1949

Re: Marine Area 11 Octopus

I've done some research on octopus, and almost certainly an octopus with multiple arms cut off will die. True you will find them in the wild regrowing an arm, but these have not been cleanly cut off, but lost in a battle. Octopus have blood, which is clear, but turns light blue when exposed to air. ...
by DavidA
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Fall bass Fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Fall bass Fishing

Well I have a few basic patterns: Rainbow trout and perch always seem to do well for me. You may want to try a couple sizes, like 5, and then a 9 or 11 to entice the larger ones. I'm thinking of these for Largemouth. One of each pattern in a 5, should be good enough to get you started though. If you...
by DavidA
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Fall bass Fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Fall bass Fishing

I like using Rapalas and casting to weed edges or pockets in a weed edge. Also logs or stumps on the edges are good for largemouths. Think of a spot that looks like it would provide some shelter and be a good place to 'pounce' from. But realize that when a Rapala lands, it takes some reeling in to g...
by DavidA
Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New From Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: New From Chicago

Geo: Welcome to the area. I'm sure you will find much to keep you busy in the water here. I'm sorry to have to tell you though that the last day of the regular crab season was yesterday. It is possible, and even likely that there will be a winter crab fishery, but that won't be known until summer ha...
by DavidA
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Shellfishing/Squid/Crayfish
Topic: shrimping?
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Re: shrimping?

I have just gotten back into shrimping the last 2 years and agree with everything Larry says. I fish Hood Canal, and the annual recreational fishery is only 4 days long. "Days" being 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. And there is a 80 shrimp maximum per person per day. And a 2 pot limit per person. And a 4 pot li...
by DavidA
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: No hotspots allowed for Lake Roosevelt?
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: No hotspots allowed for Lake Roosevelt?

Interesting. Thank you. A shame though.
by DavidA
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: No hotspots allowed for Lake Roosevelt?
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: No hotspots allowed for Lake Roosevelt?

I've only fished Roosevelt once myself and I had/have the same question. Do people just not post any hotspots for it or could there be a glitch in the system?
by DavidA
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Fishing near Port Ludlow
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Fishing near Port Ludlow

Sandy Shore has rainbow trout and bass. There is a decent sized shoreline to fish from and with a bit of wandering through the brush, numerous places to pop out on the lake. From the shore, power bait and a sinker, fishing on the bottom seems to be the way people go. Plastics, rapalas, & rooster tai...
by DavidA
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Culinary Delights - Fish Recipes
Topic: Filleting a Perch, the Easy Way
Replies: 9
Views: 3976

Re: Filleting a Perch, the Easy Way

This isn't filleting, simply cleaning and the actual time taken is longer than the claim, but it is a pretty neat way to clean perch:

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by DavidA
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Perch fishing in American or ???
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Perch fishing in American or ???

You 're very welcome. And I didn't mean to appear to trivialize that objective. It sounds really good. I think I'm going to have to make such a trip in the near future myself!
by DavidA
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Perch fishing in American or ???
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Perch fishing in American or ???

My 2 cents worth:
Go to Members then GPS hotspots. Choose [Wa/Pierce/American/Perch]. That should show you where the perch hang out. And you can get there with an electric! Been there and done that! Good Luck.
by DavidA
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Idea for fishing next weekend
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Idea for fishing next weekend

The older I get the more I realize that the full expression is, "WISE old farts"!
by DavidA
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Idea for fishing next weekend
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Idea for fishing next weekend

I have camped in the past and enjoyed it. That said, I'm with Larry on this one, for the sort of fishing that I focus on. I'm talking about 5-6 guys there only to fish. I have friends who have suggested our group camp, but we choose not to and the others won't come and camp themselves. We get up to ...
by DavidA
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Idea for fishing next weekend
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Idea for fishing next weekend

If you're thinking of hitting Banks, give serious thought to fishing walleye as well as largemouth and smallmouth bass. This lake is known for them and has both walleye and bass tournaments annually. If you haven't been in this area though, the temperatures can be high, the winds can be prohibitive,...
by DavidA
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Shellfishing/Squid/Crayfish
Topic: Red Rock Crabs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: Red Rock Crabs?

I've been fishing just south of the bridge for 3-4 years now, summer and winter. Theft of crabs so far this season has been beyond anything I've heard of. Last Monday, I pulled mine in for the week and both were picked clean, though the bait was well eaten. I asked others, accounting for 10 more pot...
by DavidA
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake for fishing/waterplay with year and a half old baby
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: Lake for fishing/waterplay with year and a half old baby

I've fished Kitsap, Wildcat, Spencer, American, Long and Horseshoe, but all by small boat. Horseshoe is comparatively small and has shallows around the whole lake i.e. no sharp drop-offs from shore. A nice thing about it is that bass seem to be along just about every shoreline and it has variety: tr...
by DavidA
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Walleye and Panfish Sponsored By Mar Don Resort
Topic: moses lake walleye
Replies: 10
Views: 2452

Re: moses lake walleye

Tanner: Thanks for the update. That sounds quite discouraging, though catching a 24" walleye would be a blast and 17" is nothing to sneeze at! Given the time investment that it is for me, I'm 'not sure', either. A friend said he might go this weekend, which always gets the adrenaline going, but will...